--W. R. W. Cobb
, of Alabama
, recently expelled from the Confederate Congress for disloyalty, was killed a few days since, in North Alabama
, by the accidental discharge of one of his own pistols.
He has for some time past been consorting with the Yankees
, and was not long since in Nashville
His Yankee friends had presented him a pair of pistols, which he wore upon his person.
One of them dropped to the ground and went off, the ball penetrating his bowels and coming out at his back, causing death.
was formerly a member of the United States Congress.
Though a man of moderate abilities, he was a shrewd and adroit politician, and succeeded in winning the confidence of his immediate constituents to an extent which nothing could shake; and in his various contests he defeated some of the ablest men Alabama